Marshall Brown is professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Washington, where he has taught since 1988. He previously taught at Boston University, Smith College, the University of North Carolina, the University of Virginia, and the University of Colorado. He specializes in European literature of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the theory of literary history, and music and literature.

His books include The Shape of German Romanticism, Preromanticism, Turning Points: Essays in the History of Cultural Expressions, The Gothic Text, and The Tooth That Nibbles at the Soul: Essays on Poetry and Music. He has edited MLQ since 1990 and enjoys the stimulation of reading submissions in all areas of literary history and working with authors in developing their essays.

As of 2020, Jeffrey Knight is the associate editor of the journal.

Jingsi Shen, the assistant editor, is a Ph.D. student in Comparative Literature at the University of Washington. She manages the editorial process on the UW side, including this website. She is your contact if you have suggestions, corrections, or questions; please email mlq@u.washington.edu.

Editors past and present

1990—present Marshall Brown
1983—1993 John C. Coldewey
1964—1982 William H. Matchett
1943—1963 Edward G. Cox
1942 Frederick Padelford
1940—1942 Ray Heffner

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